Overview

Creating Smart Factories

Ubisense Smart Factory has been developed specifically to help vehicle OEMs tackle the challenges of managing ever increasing levels of complexity as they manifest in the assembly process. Smart Factory solutions provide real-time operational awareness, flexible control and data-driven insights that enable smarter decisions for optimal process execution.

  • Measurable cost reduction with lean, optimized procedures throughout the assembly process
  • Guaranteed productivity gains as errors and wasted time are reduced or eliminated
  • Reduced cost of quality by maximizing “right first time” and reducing the cost of rework
  • The ability to manage product customization through error proofing and guide increasingly variable manual processes

Trusted by leading manufacturers

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of the world's largest automobile manufacturers use Ubisense Smart Factory solutions

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of vehicles are manufactured every year by automotive companies that use Ubisense Smart Factory solutions

Smart Factory is a system of choice for 

Sectors

Smart Factory helps manufacturers of 

  • # Passenger Vehicles Learn more

    Passenger Vehicles

    See how we address automotive vehicle manufacturing challenges

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  • # Heavy Vehicles Learn more

    Heavy Vehicles

    We can help to improve your heavy vehicle production operation

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  • # Aerospace & Defense Learn more

    Aerospace & Defense

    Our production-proven system delivers process visibility for global industries

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How it works

The system at a glance

Smart Factory provides both online and offline applications to enhance your manufacturing process. It supports your workforce in their day-to-day roles by providing real-time manufacturing intelligence and control, pinpointing opportunities to improve efficiency and boost profitability.

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Ubisense RTLS

Smart Factory gathers location data through its best-in-class Real-Time Location System (RTLS), which includes hardware tags and sensors that connect via UWB radio signals to pinpoint the exact location and identity of assets in the manufacturing process. It combines this data with information from existing plant systems and devices to deliver a virtual interpretation of exactly what’s going on in the factory.

Smart Factory intelligence is instantly connected to the relevant people and tools – providing insights and control that drive real improvements to the bottom line.

Smart Factory Applications are a powerful combination of SmartSpace components, packaged to deliver unprecedented ways of virtualizing, monitoring and controlling complex assembly processes.

Virtual Station

Enables manufacturers to completely virtualize the creation and management of identification points anywhere on the shop floor.  

Smart Device

Gives manufacturers the ability to enable highly accurate, automatic product sensitive device control anywhere on the line.

Explorer

An interactive web-based interface which delivers highly reliable real-time location and role-driven search capabilities, tailored around automotive production roles.

Process Monitor 

A monitoring and reporting tool kit which brings understanding to production processes so that they can be improved.

Process Improvement

A powerful set of analytical reports using flow vizualistions and KPI reports to reveal insights information. 

Case Studies

How Smart Factory helps

  • BMW, renowned for innovation and ultra-efficiency, implemented Ubisense Smart Factory in its Regensburg car manufacturing plant to automate tool control and eliminate manual barcode scanning, driving widespread efficiency gains.

     

    • Eliminated the cost and burden of manual processes
    • Reduced risk of errors, rework and waste
    • Increased productivity and savings
    • Enabled total traceability and compliance 
    • Increased efficiency and automation

Resources

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Smart Factory for Manufacturing

The global automotive industry is growing rapidly and it is evolving. By 2019, manufacturers will be producing 100 million light vehicles per year.

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Smart Factory Overview Brochure

Smart Factory is a system that is proven to help manufacturers sustain continuous flow, optimize efficiency and reduce errors in manual assembly processes.

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To find out more about the impact Smart Factory could have on your business, contact us to arrange a meeting.